CNET editors choose the best 802.11ac networking devices, including wireless routers.
This router packs six antennas and can handle an industry-first combined bandwidth of 3,200Mbps (that's insane).
The Netgear X6100's awkward design and frustrating performance make it suitable only for casual networking tasks.
For less than $35, this SD-card-size adapter lets you connect mobile devices and computers to your camera for wireless viewing and transferring of pictures and videos.
Though feature-rich, the Skydog's hardware is too slow and limited to justify its high cost and ongoing subscription pricing.
D-Link announces at CES 2014 the first 802.11ac-capable portable router that can also work as a juice pack, the $99 Wi-Fi AC750 Portable Router and Charger.
The Actiontec gets the job done for those who want to quickly extend their home network without much concern about performance.
The Netgear is expensive, but earns its $200 asking price with incredibly fast speeds and useful features.
With top performance and friendly pricing, the Trendnet TEW-818DRU is a excellent choice for those wanting a robust home network.
Plagued by issues, the Linksys EA6900 Smart WiFi Wireless AC Router AC1900 is only as good as a single-band router and hence not worth its premium price.
The lack of Gigabit Ethernet in many ways cancels out the Netgear R6100's support for the fast 802.11ac standard and makes it just an average Wi-Fi router.